Huge chain with 1,200 locations and Hooters rival abruptly closes store weeks after shutting down 3 other locations

A HOOTERS rival has finally closed its doors at one location, leaving sports fans divided.

The Buffalo Wild Wings Bar in northeastern Colombia abruptly closed its doors just a week after several other closures were announced.

The Hooters rival is making a series of seemingly abrupt closures


The Hooters rival is making a series of seemingly abrupt closuresPhoto credit: Getty
Buffalo Wild Wings has received mixed reviews from customers following news of the closures


Buffalo Wild Wings has received mixed reviews from customers following news of the closuresPhoto credit: Getty

A spokesman for the chicken wing chain said last week CTV NewsToronto that the “difficult decision” was made to close “some” of its Ontario locations.

The spokesman did not provide the reasons for the closures, but said that “locations are regularly reviewed to provide the best service to guests”.

Bars that were axed included bars in Oakville, London, Ajax, Stoney Creek and Vaughan.

Earlier this month, one of its restaurants in Minnesota also closed.

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The company also closed its two Calgary locations back in March without warning or explanation.

Now the bar in Columbia has also been added, and its status on Facebook is set to “permanently closed”.

News of the closure spread on social media after people started going to the bar for lunch on Monday and it was closed with all signs removed from the walls.

Although there are over 1,200 locations, a number of reviews and comments released around the news of the closures show that people are divided over the announcements.

On Google, someone wrote, “I’m really shocked at how bad the food has turned out.”

Another agreed: “The quality of the food and staff has definitely gone down.”

Meanwhile, someone wrote on Reddit amid the London shutdown: “Mediocre food at high prices.”

“I’ve never been back. I’m sorry everyone who worked there lost their job, but personally I won’t miss it.”

Another added: “Get well soon. Terrible wings and service and sky high prices.”

However, others were more disappointed, saying, “Oh boy, I loved this place.”

“Only been there a few times and found the sauces to be great and the staff always seemed very friendly.”

Another simply said: “What! Why?”

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The US Sun has reached out to the Buffalo Wild Wings for comment.

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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